18 February 2013

101 Years of First Air Mail ..



It is exactly 101 years to the day today when India created history pioneering the world's first official airmail .

Around 5 PM on February 18, 1911, 23-year-old French pilot Henri Pequet loaded a special mail bag with a limited number of 6,500 cards and letters on a two-seater bi-plane stationed at a polo field in Allahabad and soared into the evening sky.It all took just 13 minutes for the flight of hardly 15 kms to and fro and the mails dumped at Naini Junction to create history where letters were transmitted by air for the first time in the world .




Screenshot_3 : Ambrish Kumar - Allahabad

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